Anthurium care: 4 common mistakes to avoid
On Anthurium Info you can find plenty of tips on how to care for your Anthurium plants. But it’s also important to know what not to do. No matter how well you care for your Anthurium, it will suffer if you do certain things. Find out what in this article: 4 common mistakes to avoid with an Anthurium pot plant.
Common mistakes to avoid with Anthurium plants
In winter you should ideally water your Anthurium plant once a week. You can increase it to twice a week in summer. But always check the potting compost first. If Anthuriums are watered too often, they become waterlogged. This can cause the roots to rot. So, use well-draining compost and water your plant only when the compost feels fairly dry.
Too much direct sunlight
Anthuriums thrive in a light, warm position, but they don’t like direct sunlight. If they are placed in a very sunny place, their leaves can be scorched. But they don’t like too much shade either, and they will produce fewer flowers in response to too little light.
Also read: How should I care for my Anthurium?
Throwing it out after flowering
With the right care and regular feeding, an Anthurium plant will produce new blooms throughout the year. It usually follows a cycle of a three-month flowering phase, followed by a few months without blooms and then another three months of flowering. So don’t throw your Anthurium out just because it has stopped flowering!
If it really does seem to have stopped producing flowers, you can give it a little help in the spring – when the sun starts to shine more often again. Don’t feed your Anthurium for six to eight weeks and give it very little water. After this period, start to feed it again and water it more often and you’ll soon see the wonderful flowers return!
When an Anthurium plant outgrows its pot, it’s time to repot it. The best time to do this is in spring, as the longer days stimulate bud formation. The diameter of the new pot should be at least twenty percent bigger than the old one to give the plant enough room to grow.
Also read: Repotting an Anthurium pot plant: a few tips
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